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  • War updates delivered to Chinese cell phones

    With the first waves of military action against Iraq underway on Thursday morning, mobile phone users in China had to look no further than their phones to find out what was happening.

    24 March 03 06:14 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • CTIA - Gates pushes Microsoft focus on mobile

    Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Wednesday used his keynote address at the first Microsoft Mobile Developer Conference to signal Microsoft's intention to play a major role in the mobile software business.

    21 March 03 14:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Microsoft pushes collaboration in business apps

    Microsoft is pushing out a series of enhancements to its business applications that will boost collaboration and integration capabilities among employees, customers and partners.

    21 March 03 14:27 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • NetBSD celebrates 10 years

    This week marks the tenth anniversary of the NetBSD operating system and in honour of the occasion developers worldwide are having a party.

    21 March 03 12:28 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • Mom lets the guys have coffee

    Since network outages became a rarity at Greater Shepparton City Council, the 300-plus end users like to joke the IT team sit around all day drinking coffee. But it is a far cry from the days when its IT team was "stressed out" and operating in "break/fix mode".

    21 March 03 09:53 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • IBM Expands Content Offerings

    IBM last week announced upgrades of two content management tools and said it will ship additional features later this year as part of an effort to broaden its support for managing corporate information other than relational data.

    21 March 03 08:47 Written by Craig Stedman
  • IDC: Pain relief will provide tech opportunities

    Confronting a continued downturn in the IT industry, a sluggish economy and the recent outbreak of war in Iraq, technology executives filed into the IDC Directions 2003 conference in Boston Thursday looking for just that: direction.

    21 March 03 08:39 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft warns of firewall vulnerability

    Microsoft Corp. warned customers of another security vulnerability on Wednesday, this one affecting its Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 firewall and Web cache product.

    21 March 03 08:14 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Cisco acquires SignalWorks for US$13.5 million in stock

    Cisco Systems Inc. brought more clarity to its VoIP product line - literally - this week with the acquisition of SignalWorks, a maker of software for improving the sound quality of IP phone conversations.

    21 March 03 08:13 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • 3Com refocuses on large enterprises, again

    3Com Corp. last week said it is jumping back into the large enterprise LAN core switch market in a resale deal with China-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., a maker of enterprise LAN core switches and routers.

    21 March 03 08:07 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Cisco buys home networker Linksys

    Cisco Systems Inc. Thursday announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Linksys Group Inc., a leading provider of wired and wireless network products for consumers and small office/home office users, for US$500 million in stock.

    21 March 03 08:05 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Survey shows fewer, costlier viruses

    The growth of malicious code slowed between July 2001 and the end of last year, but new viruses pose a more constant threat and last longer than in previous years, a new survey of companies has found.

    21 March 03 08:02 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Microsoft to kick-start April with new licensing

    Although 1 April is synonymous with pranks and jokes, Microsoft is not playing the fool with its plans to revamp its server software licensing structure.

    21 March 03 08:00 Written by Carly Suppa and Howard Dahdah
  • Linux takes backseat in new Motorola phones

    Motorola Inc. grabbed a lot of headlines in February when it announced the world's first mobile phone that runs Linux, however, developers won't be able to create Linux applications and run those on the phone because Linux is not secure enough, Motorola spokesman David Rudd said Wednesday.

    21 March 03 08:00 Written by Joris Evers
  • W3C seeks royalty-free standards

    Looking to formalize its royalty-free standards position in May, the World Wide Web Consortium on Wednesday began the final review period for its patent policy.

    20 March 03 14:27 Written by Paul Krill
  • Nortel updates IOC switch

    Nortel Networks this week announced software enhancements for its DMS-10 voice switches designed to enable independent operating companies (IOCs) to deliver new services to rural subscribers.

    20 March 03 14:23 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Gates to announce .Net Compact Framework

    Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Wednesday will announce the worldwide launch of .Net Compact Framework, a tool that lets developers bring Microsoft's .Net technology to mobile devices, according to a company executive.

    20 March 03 12:12 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Microsoft weighs another about-face on Longhorn

    Microsoft Corp. officials say they are again considering shipping a server version of the Longhorn operating system after announcing late last year that it would be released for the desktop only.

    20 March 03 10:17 Written by John Fontana
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